Gautam Gambhir Posts Heartwarming Message For His Delhi Teammates After Defeat In Ranji Trophy Final

The Ranji Trophy season ended in a heartbreaking manner for Delhi but there is absolutely no denying the fact that their performance this year has been nothing less than remarkable. The last season was marred with controversies for Delhi. The national capital-based side had failed to qualify for the knockout rounds and Gautam Gambhir’s captaincy was given to an inexperienced Rishabh Pant for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Gambhir was also involved in a feud with coach KP Bhaskar in March following which an enquiry committee found the southpaw guilty of “seriously inappropriate behaviour.”

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Delhi, however, left all the bad memories of the last season behind and came up with a spirited performance to make it to the Ranji Trophy final after ten years. Every player played their role in their perfection to help the side remarkably turn around things before they came up against Vidarbha in the final and were thoroughly outplayed.

Batting collapses in both the innings cost the Rishabh Pant-led side as they lost the title-decider by nine wickets. After being asked to bat first, Delhi could score only 295 before Vidarbha scored a mammoth 547 to all but seal their fate. In the second innings, Delhi batsmen once again failed to deliver,  folding up for just 280 to set a paltry 29-run target which Vidarbha chased down easily to seal their maiden title.

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But despite the heartbreaking defeat, Gambhir, who had scored a century when Delhi last won the Ranji Trophy in the 2007-08 season, took to Twitter to post a heartwarming message for his teammates.

“Proud of the way my entire group, Delhi played the season. No shame in being second to a better team in Vidarbha. Let’s learn from the past n plan for the future but be proud of ur self…very proud @BCCI @BCCIdomestic,” he wrote/

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